Catholic warning over gay rights

There are 9 comments on the Guardian Unlimited story from Jan 23, 2007, titled Catholic warning over gay rights. In it, Guardian Unlimited reports that:

Matthew Tempest and agencies Tuesday January 23, 2007 Guardian Unlimited Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor, the leader of Catholics in England and Wales, outside at the Department of Health in London on Wednesday ...

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rdg1234

Pottstown, PA

#1 Jan 23, 2007
I say let them shut the agencies down ... with *all* the implications deriving therefrom to the detriment of those who, indeed, cling to dogma and ignore steps toward equality.

This has all gone way, way too far.

The fact will be that *they will have been the ones to close the doors of those agencies*.

It's strange to me how in the eyes of an increasing number of people, the "religious right" is betraying many concerns it so hysterically holds dear, such as the value of children.
rdg1234

Pottstown, PA

#2 Jan 23, 2007
It just hit me yet again after I typed that.

These people no longer even care about kids, a "pawn" in the "battle" which *THEY* constantly "lord over" their own opposition! And now it's down to dogma -- nothing more, and nothing less. They threaten to close the doors of the agencies, and apparently someone's falling for it.

Nothing matters now but their dogma? And we are supposed to listen to these people or harbor *any* idea that they would eventually accept equality amongst all people. I wonder why anyone even listens to them; how so many are so blind. Attitudes like this (closing the doors, etc.)*really* say it all.
Dave

Seattle, WA

#3 Jan 23, 2007
Religious organizations should not be above the law. Bigotry and prejudice is just that even when hidden behind the dogma of religion.
Mel

Berkeley Heights, NJ

#4 Jan 23, 2007
rdg1234 wrote:
It just hit me yet again after I typed that.
Normally this would be a thread I'd jump in on but as it is now this will be my very near my last post. I've had it with the nasty cruelty that seems to prevail anymore.

Always enjoyed posting with you rdg1234 God bless :)

“And the circle goes round...”

Since: Dec 06

Rogers Arkansas

#5 Jan 23, 2007
"The Rev Martin Reynolds, director of communications for the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement, said: "It is sad to see the Roman Catholic church holding the government to ransom."

it is sad to see this, but we must remember, the catholic church has held governments to ransom for centuries. In historical times, a government that went against the catholic church faced "excommunication" or worse. Don't forget the inqusition!
rdg1234

Pottstown, PA

#6 Jan 25, 2007
Mel wrote:
<quoted text>
Normally this would be a thread I'd jump in on but as it is now this will be my very near my last post. I've had it with the nasty cruelty that seems to prevail anymore.
Always enjoyed posting with you rdg1234 God bless :)
You have been very kind and I hope all is well and continues to be!

Since: Dec 06

I love my hometown :)

#7 Feb 2, 2007
What a crock -- the church warns people about homosexuality, but doesn't warn kids about pedophile priests!
Dave

Seattle, WA

#8 Feb 4, 2007
We'll miss you Mel, I've enjoyed reading your posts. Keep on, keeping on. Best of luck in everything you do.
Mel

Berkeley Heights, NJ

#9 Feb 5, 2007
Dave wrote:
We'll miss you Mel, I've enjoyed reading your posts. Keep on, keeping on. Best of luck in everything you do.
Thank you Dave, best to you too...still reading...as you can tell. Hard habit to break...keep on fighting the good fight :)

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